Alpha Theta at the Old Biscuit Factory
I have had the best experience exhibiting new work in ‘Alpha Theta‘ at the Old Biscuit Factory. Art Number 23 has been a pleasure to work with and I look forward to collaborating with them in the future.
Alpha – Theta showcased two new books ‘Dream Dissociation One‘ and ‘Dream Dissociation Two‘. Each book is a self-portrait made from three-dimensional scans of my face taken during the summer. They were then translated into screen prints and carefully folded and bound.
‘Dream Dissociation One’ and ‘Dream Dissociation Two’ are part of a new body of work. They explore identity, sleep, anxiety and the narratives that we tell ourselves before sleep. When the line between sleeping and waking is so thin, the stories that we tell ourselves inform our sleeping ‘consciousness’. The physical self becomes transparent and we inform our own reality.
Books may be open or closed and viewed from any perspective allowing viewers to explore the anxiety of dreams. Due to the physicality of the book; they are never simply seen. Sections are obscured from view.
Books also allude to the creative bedtime stories that we tell ourselves before sleeping. We create narratives about our lives, some based in fiction and others in fact. Identity, relationships and the mundane are interrogated and placed into an imagined context before we sleep – perhaps this is why our dreams can be so fraught and uneasy.
The Catalogue for Alpha Theta at the Old Biscuit Factory is available to view below.
The Opening night for Alpha Theta at the Old Biscuit Factory.
Art Number 23 did such a wonderful job of hosting such an eclectic mix of artists and works which surround these themes.
Over the coming months, I will be exhibiting more work from this project, so keep checking out my blog.